Bia Gae (Mak Tui) – LP Iam Wat Nang

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Luang Phor Iam – Wat Nang
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Luang Pu Iam of Wat Nang Ratchaworawihan in Bang Khun Thian, Chom Thong District, Bangkok, is a revered monk known for his exceptional spiritual powers. Initially a humble abbot, his reputation for creating powerful amulets reached the royal palace, attracting nobility and members of the royal family. Even King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) personally visited Wat Nang to pay respects to Luang Pu Iam. During a subsequent royal visit, the king bestowed upon him a luxurious robe and other gifts from France and conferred the royal title of “Phra Phawanakosol Thera” upon him.

One of Luang Pu Iam’s most renowned creations is the “Mak Tui” amulet, different from the Bia Gae amulets of Luang Poo Rod, because he did not use a sea shell for the basis of the amulet. The process of making these amulets was intricate and spiritually significant. It is said that he followed the ancient traditional methods first introduced during Ayudhaya period. First, disciples were instructed to climb an areca palm to harvest only the small, young areca nuts that had naturally withered. They were taught specific chants to recite continuously while climbing and harvesting. Using their mouths instead of hands, they would bite the nuts off the tree, maintaining the chant throughout.

Once collected, the nuts were hollowed out, and sacred relics or paper inscribed with the Buddha’s names were placed inside. After consecration, the hollowed areca nuts were sealed with a Thai sticky rubber called “Chanrong”, made from the nests of a Thai insect. “Chanrong” was chosen because he believed that it would protect the amulets for as long time. Luang Poo Iam’s Bia Gae amulets were popularly called “Mark Tui” because they were made from “Mak” or a kind of Thai fruit/ nut

The consecration process involved intense meditation and chanting, imbuing the amulets with spiritual energy. It was said that the nuts could stand up by themselves after the rituals, demonstrating their mystical power. Once consecrated, the nuts were wrapped in cord, coated with lacquer, and fitted with a loop for wearing around the neck. Given the sacred contents, it was deemed inappropriate to wear them on the waist or as keychains.

The Mak Tui amulet is believed to provide its bearer with invincibility, protection from harm, and immunity to weapons. Additionally, it safeguards against evil spirits. Owners are encouraged to regularly recite the chant “Namo Buddhaya” to maintain the amulet’s power.

The Mak Tui amulet is a testament to Luang Pu Iam’s profound spiritual abilities and the rich heritage of Thai Buddhist amulets. Its creation process and the powerful protection it offers make it highly valued by collectors and devout Buddhists alike.

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